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Even though teething is part of growing up, it is often accompanied by unpleasant symptoms. The most dreaded time for parents begins in the fourth to sixth month, when the first teeth start to come out.
Teething in babies causes, among other things Redness, salivation, irritability, crying and other accompanying symptoms such as loss of appetite, increased temperature, diarrhea and a reddened baby's bottom – all of which can be very stressful for both parents and children. In the following we look at what makes up this period and how we can support our babies.
The symptoms – when babies are teething
The symptoms of teething babies can be quite different. Teething is often accompanied by characteristic features such as frequent and increased drooling, biting at things, whining, red cheeks and an inflamed bottom. Some children suffer a lot when the first teeth erupt, while others hardly notice it. Parents usually fear the eruption of the molars, this phase can take a while and be additionally accompanied by fever and diarrhea. The children are especially restless at night, crying and screaming attacks can disturb the night's rest. One thing all babies like to do. When teething much more: drooling. The Salivation increases significantly, as soon as a new tooth is in the offing. Likewise, the already very great desire to put things in the mouth increases. Chewing around promotes tooth eruption and relieves pain. Especially chilled objects, such as teething rings or a wet washcloth, are readily taken.
– However, the severe pain also leads to Restlessness and nagging. Babies who are suffering in particular seek increased contact with their caregivers. The need for cuddling and closeness increases, while at the same time the children become more cranky and grumpy. The favorite food suddenly no longer tastes good. The otherwise so loyal teddy flies out of the crib on end every time. Cheer up, what your child needs now is you: cuddling, carrying and holding are the best ways to support your baby now.
– The pain will not only be limited to the teeth, the ears can also be affected. The gums become better supplied with blood, swell up and can become inflamed. This inflammation can radiate to the ears and cause pain. The children often rub their ears or try to cover them.
– Especially at night, the pain – whether tooth or ear – gets worse, so that babies suddenly wake up screaming. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that the children are "on their own" – alone, in a darkened room and the pain can no longer be intercepted by external stimuli. On the other hand, the pain increases when lying down, so that especially children who are already sitting, crawling or walking during the day notice a clear difference. If the teeth erupt during the night, your child may suddenly cry out, only to fall back into a deep sleep.
Fever – when babies teethe
As if the children didn't have enough to struggle with, this stress and lack of sleep can also lead to a Increased body temperature or even fever lead. In most cases, the children also become more susceptible to (flu-like) infections during this time, which can also lead to a rise in temperature. A visit to the pediatrician can give certainty that there is nothing else behind the complaints.
In children who are particularly susceptible to stress, or who have a corresponding genetic disposition, a tooth eruption can also lead to a so-called "Teething neurodermatitis" lead to. In this skin disease, large, red and very dry patches appear. They are usually found in the crooks of the joints, d.h. The temperature rises in the knee and/or elbow area and only appears in stressful situations, such as teething. A good healing cream can provide relief here.
Bowel movements – when babies are teething
In some babies, the following changes occur with the teething also the bowel movement. It may become more mucous and thin and be noticeable because of an unpleasant, foul odor. There may be diarrhea, but also constipation. During this time, it is common for the little ones to have a sore bottom.
The above symptoms usually do not all occur together. Each sign can appear individually. Then be treated if necessary. Due to the very acidic urine. Diarrhea almost always results in a sore bottom. Changes in food and fluid intake (babies usually drink less and sweat more), as well as effects on the immune system, mucous membranes, and well-being (stress can also affect bowel function) of teething infants, can also promote an inflamed diaper area.
This is not only associated with severe pain, but can also cause infections. Diaper dermatitis or thrush (fungal disease) can be the result. Such rashes can spread to the groin area via the genital area. Penetrate to the lower abdomen and thigh respectively. Therefore, it is important to take preventive measures here already.
When babies are teething – the right care for the diaper area
The acid mantle, which is already very sensitive and not yet fully developed, is thrown out of balance by the altered urine (the urea it contains is decomposed into ammonia) and can no longer adequately protect the baby's delicate skin. This function must now be taken over externally. Care products specially designed for this purpose, such as Peba® Original children's cream, are best suited for this purpose. It cares for the affected diaper area and keeps the wetness away from baby's skin, so that a further Preventing inflammation can become.
Atopic skin preparations have the advantage that they can also be applied well to skin folds. Since it is advisable in the case of inflammation in the genital and anal area to leave the children "in the air" as often as possible, d.h. Without a diaper, the cream is also suitable here. Our Peba® Original children's cream contains, among other caring ingredients, the two main active ingredients Dexpanthenol and zinc oxide. Dexpanthenol works itch relieving and anti-inflammatory. Promotes skin regeneration. In this way the wound healing is supported. Zinc oxide is particularly recommended for the treatment of diaper dermatitis. Also anti-inflammatory, zinc oxide also binds moisture in the diaper area. The special consistency of our children's cream allows painless application, thanks to the visible protective barrier (melting point> 37°C), the skin can heal at rest. Lead diarrhea. Frequent cleaning. Changing diapers are necessary. Frequent cleaning. Changing diapers are necessary. There are also some things to keep in mind when cleaning: Warm water is often enough to clean the sensitive diaper area. Those who cannot or do not like to do without soaps should make sure that they are free of preservatives and perfume. It is also very important that they are pH skin neutral, so that the acid mantle is not unnecessarily strained. After washing, care must be taken to pat the skin dry well – do not rub it! This causes additional irritation. Pay attention to careful cleaning, especially in the skin folds, as skin fungi like to spread in these warm and moist areas.
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Understanding teething: Advancing milk teeth
Every person is different – this also applies to the youngest children. While most babies get their first tooth between the fourth and sixth month, there are also some cases where the children are already born with tooth/teeth. It is also possible that your offspring will need a little longer and will not have their first set of teeth until after a year. Normally, the lower incisors peek out of the gums first, closely followed by the upper ones. Subsequently, usually towards the end of the first year of life, come the lateral incisors.
At around 1.5 years of age, the first molars appear, which are usually particularly painful. At about 18 months, the canine teeth also appear, which is accompanied by frequent rubbing of the eyes, because prere is exerted on the eye when the gums are pierced. Between the second and third birthday, the baby's milk teeth are complete.
When which tooth comes in?
below – between the 4th month. and 6. Month above – between the 7. up to 9. month
between the 7th. up to 12. month
the first between 12. and 18. Month Complete between 20. and 30. month (2-3 years)
between 16. and 20. Month
What does the gum look like when teething?
Long before the teeth appear, they are formed in the jaws. Tightly enclosed by the gums, they slowly push their way towards the surface, which can already lead to pain and restlessness. The baby is in the middle of the teething phase when small red dots are visible on the palate or the gums are swollen. Cheeks redden. Feel warmer. Often the children look a bit bloated, as the swollen gums make their faces appear rounder.
Teething SOS: This really helps your baby
As varied as the various symptoms – and their accompanying symptoms – can be, they can be The treatment options are also varied. The most important thing for children is to be understood. They must feel that their problems are taken seriously and that you are there for them. A lot of closeness and cuddling are the be-all and end-all. There are locally acting remedies for the local symptoms, so that targeted therapy can be given.
Classic teething aids – how to support your baby
The places where a tooth is about to erupt are painful, sometimes itchy, red and swollen. To remedy this situation, there are various Teething rings for babies. They are available as simple chewing articles or filled for cooling. It is important that they contain a non-toxic liquid – usually water. In addition, they should only be chilled in the refrigerator and not frozen in the freezer, otherwise frostbite can occur. The cold of the teething aid has a pain-relieving and decongestant effect. Whichever model you choose, it is important that it is free of PVC and without plasticizers. In addition to the teething rings, you can also offer the children a cool washcloth. However, for hygienic reasons, this should be changed several times a day and washed in boil wash.
Violet roots are often offered as a "natural biting aid". These are controversial, because on the one hand bitten off small parts can be swallowed and on the other hand hygiene plays a big role. The root can contaminate quickly. Even after boiling out still contain germs.
When babies are teething, chewing around can provide relief. Your baby feels the eruption of the teeth long before it becomes visible. Support your child and offer them suitable and safe teething aids.
Amber – as a remedy for teething?
Traditionally used, the Amber necklace on a long tradition back. So it should not serve as a chewing article, but have a healing effect on the baby. However, due to the high risk of injury, pediatricians today advise against the use of an amber necklace. The baby could injure itself on the chain, swallow the small stones or in the worst case strangle itself. Of course, it is still nice to look at and may find a nice place, inaccessible to the baby.
If you look at the Statistics on small parts that can be swallowed coins lead the market with 27 percent. However, if you look at which parts are the most popular to end up in the lungs, you can observe something completely different: With more than 90 percent, foods are at the top here. First and foremost carrots. This fact becomes important when you look at the popular recommendation to give babies hard foods for chewing, such as apple, hard bread or even the yellow beetroot.
When babies are teething – suitable medicines
In addition to all the chewing items, there are also various teething gels and ointments available. They contain either chemical ingredients such as lidocaine and polidocanol, the have a numbing effect or herbal agents such as chamomile (anti-inflammatory), sage (u.a. astringent and disinfectant), cloves or propolis (both work u.a. against bacteria/viruses and anti-inflammatory).
Of course, various combination preparations are also offered. These preparations are applied carefully with a (clean) finger or massaged into the affected area of the mouth with a cotton swab. Due to the large amount of saliva, the corners of the mouth and the skin around the lips tend to tear and become sore. Special care creams are suitable for this, preferably with something that promotes wound healing, such as dexpanthenol.
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What helps with earache and fever?
Through Inflammation caused by swelling of the gums The pain may radiate to the ears if the baby is teething. In addition to the conventional painkillers (z.B. Ibuprofen), herbal/homeopathic alternatives are also available. The dosage forms range from ear drops for local application to drops for oral use and suppositories for insertion into the anus. Depending on the need, these can be antipyretic or not. Calf compresses are also a good option, especially if the temperature is elevated. In this case, hand towels or tea towels are soaked in cold water (the water should be about 1-2°C cooler than the measured body temperature) and wrapped around the child's lower legs. The fever should have improved after just a few minutes -. Combined with cuddles, it does the baby double good during teething.
What to do in case of diarrhea?
In the case of diarrhea, it is advisable to avoid a good hygiene and sufficient care Make sure that nothing gets infected in the sensitive diaper area. It is also important to pay attention to the Fluid balance of the children to pay attention. Offer water and/or breast milk again and again, according to the stage of development. However, the child should always drink small amounts instead of "excreting" a large amount – otherwise the intestinal volume expands and automatically leads to liquid bowel movements again.
Various yeast or probiotic preparations are available for support. Alternatively, there is also a plant-based pectin juice that naturally relieves diarrhea. You can achieve the same effect if you grate an apple for the child, let it stand for a while until the pulp has turned brown and then give it to the child to eat.
Caution: For babies and toddlers, the loss of fluids can be particularly dangerous. If the diarrhea is very severe or lasts a little longer, please talk to your pediatrician.
Baby's teething – Good care right from the start
Every tooth, even if it is the first and for the time being the only one, needs care. Whether it's bread, porridge, fruit, yogurt or whatever else is on your offspring's menu, some kind of carbohydrate or sugar can be found almost everywhere. Not only the child is happy about these, but also the Tooth decay. In addition to conventional toothbrushes, there are also special finger brushes that care for the gums as well as the teeth. Gentle massage facilitates the eruption of subsequent teeth.
Also a sufficient Fluoride prophylaxis should be an important topic from the beginning. While fluoride tablets are always prescribed by the pediatrician before the first tooth, there are no uniform recommendations for the time after that. Whereas dentists often prefer local application, pediatricians tend to recommend oral fluoride tablets, preferably in combination with vitamin D. The best way to find out which prophylaxis is right for your child is to discuss it with your doctor.
The role of parents in the baby's teething
Besides proper care and lots of closeness, parents can do a lot more to support their baby during these difficult times. In addition to the gum massage does many children also a Foot reflexology well. The baby's toe caps have the appropriate receptors that want to be kneaded and stroked. During this time many children are especially affectionate. Children often describe pain or discomfort with Tummy ache, especially if they are not yet able to describe it better.
When babies teethe – family and support
Taking care of the baby is important, but what must not be neglected are the parents themselves. Just through the Sleep deprivation with the child and the exhausting days, when you feel you are doing nothing right, wear on your nerves. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. May be quickly irritated. Maybe you have the possibility to regain strength with the help of family or friends And to be assisted, for example, in the household, shopping or walking the dog.
Many grandparents like to take the grandchildren for a few hours. In these you can take a hot bath. Catch up on the all-important sleep.
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When babies teethe – FAQs from everyday pharmacy life:
Which teeth come first?
For most babies, the lower incisors come in first, followed by the upper incisors. Then come the first molars, followed by the canines, until the remaining molars complete the set of teeth at around two/three years of age. BUT: Every child is different – if the canines come first or a child is already born with teeth, this is not a problem.
How do babies behave when teething? Again, every child is different. Accordingly, behaves differently when teething. Some toss their head back and forth in pain, others become very tearful, squint their eyes or sweat profusely.
How long does such a tooth eruption last?
It usually takes two to three years until all 20 milk teeth are there. Until the tooth pushes through the gums. At some point blinks out passes some time. Mostly this also happens in spurts. Not tooth by tooth. But be reared, you do not notice every minute of such a phase. Babies usually experience discomfort for about eight days per tooth. What these look like – fever, diarrhea or earache- can always be different.
When is teething at its worst?
Teething appears worse when lying down and especially at night. Children are often alone with the pain or wake up from it. Lack of sleep for several days also worsens the state of mind of children – and parents. Especially feared is the eruption of the back molars.
What can I do if my baby's bottom turns red after all?? Caution is better than indulgence. Always apply a good cream to the diaper area. Especially if you notice a difference in the smell of urine or the consistency of feces. If the bottom does get red, take good care of it and give the area plenty of diaper-free time. Let the children lie around without diapers, a cloth over the legs prevents worse. During the night, the sensitive skin is protected by Peba children's cream, it stays on for a particularly long time and is not absorbed by the diaper.
What can I do if my baby only cries during teething? The best way to help the baby is to be close to him or her. Stroking, cuddling and carrying around are now the things your child needs most. Once the baby has calmed down, do something that is good for you. A walk in the evening sun, a coffee on the terrace, a phone call with the best friend – a little balm for the soul.
With the awareness that teething with all its accompanying symptoms is part of it, it becomes easier. Enjoy the closeness to your baby and give them the security they need. Your confidence is the best way to help him through this special time.